In the footsteps of Bob Hope, Johnny Carson, and Billy Crystal, no one is willing today to accept the job of emceeing the Oscars. What was once a huge visibility, highly sought position is now a position wrought with danger.
I've recently finished facilitating a session for what many people would call a "mastermind group." We call it an "elite retreat." What stunned me is that we've been meeting for eight years and that we've increased the meetings to two
I'm going to repeat last year's New Year's message because we all still need to think about it: I was torn between simply saying “Happy New Year” this morning and including a message. I’ve decided on the latter because I think
In the true spirit of the Holiday Season, from our house to yours, Merry Christmas. May you enjoy the gifts of health, peace, and prosperity. Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store. —Dr. Seuss Christmas isn't a season, it's a
When I was an undergraduate at Rutgers, we were required as freshmen to take a course called Western Civilization. I’m not sure that would even be allowed today, and I’m uncertain as to whether “freshmen” may be a micro-aggression (freshpersons?). Western
I remember the comic Stephen Wright saying once that he'd love to be able to daydream, but he keeps getting distracted. I'm easily distracted because I find everything going on around me pretty interesting (except golf, fishing, and running) so
I'm a voracious reader of everything from history to fiction, biographies to science, art to philosophy. I'm reading now Under the Knife by Arnold Van De Laar. He tells the story of 28 memorable operations through history along with the
It seems we focus on the macro and the micro. We are keen to study climate change, and the wisdom of recycling, and alternative power sources. We seem also consumed with who can use which bathrooms, what proper pronouns suit
Thanksgiving in the US (and, I believe, Canada) is the largest of what are considered secular holidays. While many people attend church on Thanksgiving, it is considered non-denominational, of course. The first observance here is believed to be in 1619.
I’m writing this on a 777 ten hours out of Dubai and two hours from Adelaide. This follows my trip of about similar length from Boston to Dubai. This is my 18th trip to Australia since the 70s when the country